Misconceptions About Agriculture: Global Hunger is caused by a Worldwide Shortage of Food

Perhaps one of the greatest issues in the world today is the issue of world hunger. So many people in our world live their lives hungry day in and day out. This is not to mention the millions of people that we lose to world hunger every year. Although this statistic truly is a tragedy, there is something that many people do not know how the issue of global hunger in our society today. Many people believe that the reason for global hunger is due to a worldwide shortage of food, meaning that there isn’t enough food produced for everyone in the world to consume in order to not go to bed hungry. In all actuality this is a falsity, and there is in fact enough food produced for everyone to eat, it is just the distribution of that food which comes up short. In order to prove this misconception wrong we are going to be looking at some factual evidence, hopefully providing further insight.

In order to take this further and look at the reality of the situation, I quote wfp.org. This site states “There is enough food in the world today for everyone to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life. There is, however, a need to be more efficient, sustainable, and fair in how we grow and distribute food. This means a) supporting small-scale farmers and b) making sure that food ‘safety nets’ are in place to protect the most vulnerable people from hunger.” (www.wfp.ord, 2014) With this said the point that the world is short of food is further determined to be incorrect. There is enough food produced for everyone we just need to do a better job with distribution. So there it is, the final misconception of my “misconceptions about agriculture” blog series, debunked.

Sources: http://www.wfp.org/stories/11-myths-about-global-hunger


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